Location & Arrival

Your youth hostel Cologne-Riehl, located central and close-to-nature.

The modern City-Hostel is located close to the centre yet in the middle of the green meadow of the Rhine. A direct underground connection takes you right into the city in just ten minutes – a perfect setting for all those keen to experience the big city. Cologne/Bonn Airport is 17 km away and Cologne main railway station only 3 km, both are within very easy reach by public transport.
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Arriving by public transport
At the main train station („Köln Hauptbahnhof”) take subway line 18 („U-Bahn Linie 18) to „Thielenbruch.” Exit at stop „Boltensternstraße” and walk to the hostel from there (about 5 minutes). From Airport Cologne / Bonn, take metro line 13 („S-Bahn Linie 13”) or take a regional train (R 8) to Cologne main train station. From there, take subway line 18 („U-Bahn Linie 18”) to „Thielenbruch.” Exit at stop „Boltensternstraße”.
Coming by bus or car

From Aachen, Krefeld and Neuss
Take Autobahn 57 (A 57) until it ends, then merge left to „Zoobrücke / Messe”. After 1.500 m, and before the bridge (Zoobrücke ), turn right to „Zoo/Flora.” Go straight across the intersection until you reach „Rheinuferstrasse (Niederländer Ufer).” There, turn left at the traffic light, and after about 800 m turn right behind the tall building „AXA-Hochhaus.” Turn right after the building.


From Bonn
Take A 555 via „Kreuz Köln-Süd” until the end of A555 to Köln-Zentrum. Turn right at the roundabout, to „Rheinuferstraße,” and stay on it for several kilometers until your reach the tall building „AXA-Hochhaus.”


From Frankfurt or Oberhausen
Take A 3 until the junction „Autobahnkreuz Köln-Ost,” then stay on the express highway to „Köln-Zentrum.” Turn right after the bridge (Zoobrücke), then take the first exit on the right („Zoo / Flora”). Turn left at the traffic lights towards „Niederländer Ufer,” then turn right after tall building „AXA-Hochhaus.”

Low emission zone

Our City Hostel is located in a low emission zone, into which only vehicles sporting one of the stickers for emission group 4 (green sticker) are allowed to enter since July 2008.

Coming by plane
From Cologne/Bonn Airport take the S13 S-Bahn train or the R8 regional train to Köln-Hauptbahnhof (Cologne main station). Then take the number 18 underground line (towards Thielenbruch) as far as Boltensternstraße. 5 minutes walk from there.
Parking facilities
Free parking is available for up to 150 cars and 3 motor coaches.

Car parking 100

Bus parking 6